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The Christchurch Town Hall 1965-2019: A dream renewed
 

The Christchurch Town Hall 1965-2019: A dream renewed (Hardback)

Edited by Lochhead, Ian James
Contributions by Hare, John
Contributions by Marshall, Harold
Contributions by Marshall, Peter
Contributions by Setchell, Martin

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The 2019 re-opening of the Christchurch Town Hall is celebrated in this richly illustrated volume. Threatened with demolition following earthquake damage in 2011, the building has been renewed through seismic strengthening, restoration and repair. With contributions from those wh...o shaped its original design, along with accounts of the renewal project and the story of the hall's Rieger organ, this book explains why the Christchurch Town Hall is of both national and international significance. It will appeal to a diverse range of readers, from architects and acousticians, to musicians and those who seek a better understanding of what makes it such an outstanding performance venue, as well as to citizens who take pride in their town hall. Opened in 1972, the Christchurch Town Hall was acclaimed for its architectural excellence and established the national reputation of its designers, Warren & Mahoney. Harold Marshall's acoustic design brought international recognition and helped to transform the way concert halls were designed around the world. Serving as the city's leading concert venue for almost forty years, the Christchurch Town Hall has been acclaimed by performers as diverse as Leonard Bernstein, Kiri Te Kanawa and Carlos Santana. Yet it was always more than just a performance venue, becoming the focus for many of the city's civic, social, cultural and educational rituals. In 2019 the renewed town hall became, once more, Christchurch's `public living room'.
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ISBN 9781988503103
Published NZ 5 Dec 2019
Publisher Canterbury University Press
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781988503103
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Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Canterbury University Press
Imprint Canterbury University Press
Published 5 Dec 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Lochhead, Ian James
Contributions by Hare, John
Contributions by Marshall, Harold
Contributions by Marshall, Peter
Contributions by Setchell, Martin
Category Concert Halls, Arenas, Stadia
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 248
Dimensions Width: 220mm
Height: 250mm
Spine: 26mm
Dewey Code 725.13099383
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Architecture
ONIX Text General/trade

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